Before ‘n’ After is the rustproofing specialist. Since 1987. Specialising particularly in Land Rovers and Motor Homes and the occasional car since 2000. We don’t do any other kind of work apart from rustproofing. Around 6,000 5 year guarantees have been give since 2002 and around 600 10 year guarantees (CR coating) have been given since 2015 (written in spring 2018)Back to Top
No unsubstantiated claims (unlike wannabe competitors!)
Note the “since 1987” claim above. I can substantiate this. Practical Classics did an article on me rustproofing a MK II Jaguar in 1989. We don’t make unsubstantiated claims. Unlike a competitor who has been claiming for the past 3 years that they have “10 years experience” when they had only been trading for two when they started making the claim. How credible is their “3 year guarantee”? Back to Top
Only Before ‘n’ After gives a credible guarantee. “If you see any rust coming through the coating within the time frame of the guarantee, bring it back and have it re-treated free of charge”. Since 2002, Before ‘n’ After rustproofing has given six thousands 5 year guarantees on our waxoyl treatment, even on very rusty cars, around 150 guarantee on KLEENtect since 2002 to 2009 (not a single guarantee claim on KLEENtect!) and since 2015, 600 10 year guarantees on our CR coating. In the past 2 years, Dinitrol has been much hyped by a paid advertiser with the username "Zagato" on Defender 2 forum. But he does not give any kind of guarantee. How long will it be before the chickens come home to roost? (This written in May 2018). Why would you go to someone who will not stand by their work with a guarantee or to someone who gives a 3 year guarantee but makes phoney claims about their experience and tries to pass themselves off as Before 'n' After? Click here to see one of the reasons we can give a guarantee.
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Before ‘n’ After has staying power. These wannabe competitors all ceased trading after 4 or 5 years in business in 2014 and 2015: Rustmaster: www.rustmaster.co.uk, the Waxworks www.thewaxworks.net, Pristine autos www.pristine-autos.co.uk (Site defunct in 2017). (The waxworks site is still up but the phone line is dead since 2014) You can check when their websites were first put up and when they were taken down by copying and pasting the website URL’s into the Internet Archive here Why take a risk on a “me too” “wannabe” that won’t be around for very long? (Especially one that can’t be bothered to take down their website when the business has ceased trading!) Compare these to Before ‘n’ After Rustproofing – in business continually since 1987! Back to Top
No-one else has equipment like ours
Only Before ‘n’ After has the equipment to blast off the rust well enough for our anti-corrosion, anti-abrasion coatings to last. I have seen a youtube video promo for dinitrol purporting to show how to rustproof a Land Rover with that product. I noted that heavily rusted areas were not abraded enough for the coating to last and that rust would soon make a reappearance. To see how we can abrade the rust so that it does not come through again, watch Watch this 6 minute video
With Before ‘n’ After, cavities are injected with an atomized spray at 3.500 psi and the underbody receives a thick coating. 10 or even 20 times thicker than a diy or “local garage” effort. See here: 6 minute videoBack to Top
Sell fast! Get top money! People are actively looking to buy Before ‘n’ After’d vehicles
New! New! New! (2018) The Customer Record Page and database of Before ‘n’ After’d vehicles for sale.
Introducing (beginning of 2018) the Customer Record Page. Every customer’s vehicle gets its own CRP. 12 photos of the treatment, before, during and after are posted up. The customer gets their own admin page where they can add a “bid” button or a “For sale £….” button. Internet users can search our database for Before ‘n’ After’d cars for sale. See the “How it Works” pageBack to Top
My own superior quality coatings
In 2007 I started adding my own, anti-abrasion additive at 2% to standard waxoyl. I have found that this does not affect waxoyl’s rust killing and prevention properties but it does prevent the waxoyl being abraded off by frequent pressure washing etc. It also prevents the waxoyl coating from oxidising and thinning over time. I have customer feedback (scroll down on link page)which confirms my claims. I call this “Before ‘n’ After improved waxoyl”. In 2015 I introduced the CR coating for which I give a 10 year guarantee. (“If you see any rust coming through the coating within the time frame of the guarantee, bring it back and have it re-treated free of charge”). See “the story of Before ‘n’ After pageBack to Top
A fantastic day out!
You can have a superb day out visiting the huge variety of really outstanding local attractions in Warwickshire in my courtesy car. Start with the best cooked breakfast you will ever eat at Malt Kiln Farm shop 5 minutes away. There are some really nice hotels and b & b’s you can stay in. There are 3 Premier Inns very close by and if you book well ahead you can get a room for as little as £29. I work Saturdays and Sundays. (Monday and Tuesday are my days off) so you might want to have a week end break. You can see an overview of the various attractions here with a link to a separate page for each attraction. If you are coming from more than 100 miles away, see our subsidized deals on the Premier Inn hotels hereBack to Top
Reasons not to have your vehicle Before ‘n’ After’d
Reasons not to have your vehicle Before ‘n’ After’d? If you have a “classic car’ from the ’60’s, ’70’s, or 80’s, unless it was Before ‘n’ After’d 20 or 30 years ago, it will almost certainly have been “molested” and perhaps bodged with filler into the bargain. (Yes, I have been doing it that long and yes, I am that old, but I’m an obsessive health nut and your 40 is my 60, ok?) The underbody is likely to have been sprayed with schutz. (Not “Schulz”. He is the cartoonist who did Peanuts. Schutz means protection in German). Schutz is ok on clean metal but on rust it’s a disaster. See the “Has your car been molested” pdf. My coating on top of schutz will add nothing. It will only be as good as the schutz (which is not good if it’s been applied over rust). I also cannot do very low slung cars. They won’t fit on my column lifts.
Bottom line: If you have a classic car, contact me first before booking in to see if my treatment is appropriate for your car. If it has been bodged with filler or otherwise molested my treatment will add very little and I will turn you away and keep your deposit. I take a dim view of people trying to use my services to legitimize an old tart (what dealers call a “toffee apple”). I have also found through bitter experience that some owners of these cars will try to claim that I have damaged a part and try to get me to pay for it! So save yourself a long journey and email me first. At the other end of the spectrum, if your classic car is a restored beauty with a thick file of photos detailing the restoration (I recommend “the Romance of Rust” by the way) or an original time capsule worth a fortune, book it in for two days and I will charge you an extra £500. Back to Top
Why I don’t take off plastic wheel arch liners
Another reason not to use Before ‘n’ After is that you expect me to take off plastic wheel arch liners. When the plastic liners are in direct contact with the steel panels I do not consider this necessary. A competitor who lasted 5 years and hysterics on forums will tell you that the space behind them will fill up with leaves, causing rust. Rubbish! I concentrate on doing the very best job on the parts of the vehicle which actually need it. Back to Top
For prices and to book in, please go to the booking in page here
If you have some questions please email . (I have hearing difficulties so am unable to manage phone converstations. Emails are often answered within an hour)
Click here to see ad pdf in Land Rover Owner "Water dispersion tests"
Click here to see ad pdf in Land Rover Owner "Has your Landy been molested"
Borrow our courtesy car and have a great day out.
Click here to see our attractions introduction page which links to around 20 individual pages for local attractions
Coming from over 100 miles away?
See our new subsidised deals for local Premier Inn hotels Click here